Oregon Family History Societies(D-L)

This section lists associations from Douglas to Linn giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Douglas County Genealogical Society

Some Databases and Indexes are available, including a Cemetery Index(Includes list of Cemetery Locations), Mildred Brown Herman Photo Collection, Death Certificate Index 1903-1955, Newspapers, Biographical Sketches of Early Settlers and an Index to Probate Records.

They have a number of publications available for sale, which include Umpqua Co. Marriages 1851-1863, Douglas Co. Marriages 1853-1910, Out of County Marriages 1912-1960, Cemetery Books and Declarations of Intent to Become Naturalised 1850-1972.

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Births and Delayed Births
  • Census Returns
  • Circuit Court Records
  • Divorce Suits
  • Government Land Office Records and Probate Records
  • Guardianships
  • Inquests
  • Military Records
  • Newspaper Indexes for Ensign and Plaindealer 1867-1874, Plaindealer 1875-1877 and Western Star 1877-1880
  • Old Age Pension Applications
  • Tax Lists

Josephine County Historical Society

The association has a Research Library where a number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Books
  • Census Returns
  • City Directories
  • Clippings
  • Family Histories
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Pamphlets
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs

Lane County Genealogical Society

The association has a number of Books and Periodicals that are held in Siuslaw Public Library.


Lebanon Genealogical Society

The association has a number of documents that are available in Lebanon Public Library Genealogy Room, which incorporate:

  • Births 1907-1927
  • Business Directory 1982
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • City Directories 1881
  • City Tax List 1892
  • Funeral Home Books 1903-1920
  • Howe's Funeral Home Funeral Arrangement Books 1927-1941
  • Linn Co. Census Returns
  • Linn Co. Pioneer Interviews
  • N. C. Lowe Funeral Home Funeral Books 1915-1942
  • Newspapers
  • Oregon Divorces Index 1946-1970
  • Oregon Marriage Index 1906-1970
  • Telephone Directories

In addition, they also have many Books relating to other States in America, which include:

  • Atlases
  • Bibles
  • Census Returns and Indexes
  • Early Immigrants
  • Early Settlers
  • Estate Records
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogies
  • Vital Records published in Newspapers
  • Will Abstracts

An Index to Surname Folders in Vertical Files in Lebanon Public Library Genealogy Room is also on the site.

A number of databases are on the site, which incorporate:

  • Businesses and People in 1881
  • Farm Name Registrations
  • History of Lebanon
  • Index to Linn Co. Donation Land Claims
  • Lebanon Criterion Newspapers
  • Main Street Lebanon 1884
  • Prominent Men of 1919
  • School Registers
  • Strawberry Festival Queens 1909 and 1918-1962
  • Women's Civic Club 1922-1923

Linn County Genealogical Society

They have a number of archives that are accessible in Albany Public Library.